Visiting a Canadian

Who travels “south” from OZ to meet a Canadian?

Jacqui Thomson, Miriam Miller & Sybil Mercer in NZJacqui Thomson and Miriam Miller flew across the Tasman Sea to visit their Canadian rug hooking friend Sybil Mercer who was holidaying in Wanaka, NZ.

Jacqui said it was an opportunity far too good to miss as Sybil lives in Southampton, a four hour drive from Vancouver, BC, Canada.

Sybil Mercers Punch Work


 Sybil has been engrossed in punchneedle hooking for some time now and gave Miriam and Jacqui a lesson while they were in New Zealand; both loved the punch work, especially Jacqui.

Jacqui commented that having made rug hooking friends around the world it is exciting to see their work.

Jacqui learning the art of fine punch needle and Miriam waiting her turn.




Right : Jacqui learning the art of fine punch needle and Miriam awaiting her turn.

Sybil also wrote to tell about making the visitors watch the Olympics, mostly the sport of curling of which she and her husband are passionate – although she said “the best part of the visit was my lesson in Punchneedle – they caught on immediately and I’m sure they will be demo-ing when they get home.”

So…. those of you planning to attend the Narrawilly Proggers Milton Rughooking Retreat in March be sure and ask for a demonstration.  





2 thoughts on “Visiting a Canadian”

  1. Greetings from Venice, Florida. I normally live in Baden, Ontario.
    Great to see Sybil, Jacqui and Miriam meeting up in New Zealand. Wish I could be with them. Just for clarification, Sybil lives in Southampton which is about a 4 hour drive from Toronto, Ontario and not from Vancouver, BC. To drive from Toronto to Vancouver is about a three-day drive or a 4 hour plane trip.

  2. G’day Susan – thanks for putting me straight – this is what happens when one makes comments late a night and doesn’t want to delay posting to check out the facts. I was sure Sybil lived in Ontario but thought she may have moved closer to Vancouver. Also Vancouver is foremost in my mind with talk of the TIGHR conference coming up next year.
    I’ve had a similar hiccup with the ARG Facebook page – forgot I was on my personal family page instead of the Guilds when I invited dozens of rughookers to join! I’ve since re-invited them to the right place and hope I wont offend people as I go through and un-friend them from the family news! Cheers Jo

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